Roadside Dining Chair Makeover

November 12th, 2013 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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in its original state
love the design on the back
with a fresh coat of white paint, and a seafoam-green fabric seat!
in its original state

in its original state

Found this old dining chair on the side of the road. It was an ugly, 70's yellow color, and had an equally ugly upholstery fabric on the seat.


It seemed dirty, so I started scrubbing it, and I believe all the yellowish-brownish rivers that came off it were from tobacco smoke! It was really gross. Makes me glad that i was never a smoker b/c if it does that to a chair, I have no idea what it'd do to my lungs.

Anyways, the reason I love this chair is because of the design on the back. That's the beauty in this piece.


I painted it white, and cut up a skirt from Goodwill to reupholster the seat. I'd still like to add a playful detail to it, maybe a mermaid painted somewhere on it??

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Comments (4)

DunhamDesigns writes: Who doesn't LOVE free.... They make the best projects and your find is truly a treasure. Great job! Posted: 6:23 pm on December 9th
MichL writes: Excellent find, that chair has an amazing silhouette. Nice update! Posted: 6:56 am on November 19th
suewhitney writes: Well done. Love your color choice. Perfect for this roadside find!

Take Care,
Sue Posted: 7:13 am on November 14th
georgiamoon writes: Very lovely and a great roadside find!! Posted: 7:09 am on November 13th
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